On Monday, the carrier made U-Verse Mobile available on the Android Market and on the Samsung Captivate and HTC Aria Android phones. U-Verse Mobile will also be included on the upcoming Motorola Bravo and Flipside phones, AT&T said Monday. Any U-Verse subscriber can download U-Verse Mobile from the Android Market, but AT&T only guarantees it will work on the list of devices it has named.
U-Verse provides as many as 400 TV channels delivered over AT&T’s fiber-to-the-curb network. It is offered in several packages, including plans bundled with broadband Internet access and phone service. Extending elements of the service to mobile phones advances AT&T toward a dream of service providers to sell services that span TVs, PCs and mobile devices. To use the mobile application, U-Verse subscribers need to have the U300 package, priced at US$82 per month, or a higher option. In July, AT&T said it had 2.5 million U-Verse subscribers.
With U-Verse Mobile, downloads are available for selected shows from ABC, the Disney Channel, ESPN, Animal Planet and other content providers. Subscribers can only download the shows over Wi-Fi and store them on the device for later viewing, but the only limit to downloads is the amount of storage space on the mobile device, Bridges said.